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Recent News and Events

Fredrikson & Byron strives to provide clients current business developments and legal updates. See the list below for our most recent updates and events.

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The Supreme Court Decides: The DOL’s Interpretation Regarding Pay for Mortgage Loan Officers Is Enforceable

The U.S. Supreme Court has decided that the federal DOL’s Administrator’s Interpretation that mortgage loan officers typically must be paid as nonexempt employees under the federal FLSA is enforceable. 

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Court Denies Discovery of Instant Messages, Text Messages and Voicemails

A recent federal court decision addressed the discoverability of text messages, instant messages and voicemails.

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Fredrikson & Byron Attorneys Named 2015 Great Plains Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Six Fredrikson & Byron attorneys were named 2015 Great Plains Super Lawyers, and three Fredrikson attorneys were named 2015 Great Plains Rising Stars.

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Patent Infringement Case Stayed Pending IPR on Some (But Not All) Asserted Claims

Should a patent infringement lawsuit be stayed where an IPR challenges some, but not all, of the asserted claims? Magistrate Judge Hildy Bowbeer recently grappled with that issue.

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District of Minnesota Orders Patentee to Reduce Number of Asserted Claims After Filing Joint Claim Construction Statement

In May, the District of Minnesota ordered the parties in a patent case to meet and confer to try to reach an agreement regarding the deadline by which the patentee must reduce the number of asserted claims.

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64 Fredrikson & Byron Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2016

Sixty-four Fredrikson & Byron attorneys were included in The Best Lawyers in America 2016©.

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Court Hints at Greater Copyright Protection for Artists and Designers Against Online Infringement

On May 8, 2013, Steven M. Gardner filed an action against CafePress, Inc. alleging infringement of his copyrights in four works.

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Employment Attorney Emily Pontius Joins Fredrikson & Byron’s Des Moines Office

Attorney Emily S. Pontius joins Fredrikson & Byron’s Employment & Labor and Litigation Groups.

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Fredrikson & Byron Honored for Its Efforts in AmLaw’s Global Pro Bono Dispute of the Year

Fredrikson & Byron’s pro bono involvement with the Signal International Litigation was honored with eleven other law firms.

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Fees Will Be Awarded In Exceptional Patent Case

In 2014, the case resulted in a change in the legal standard that applies when a prevailing party seeks a finding that a patent case is “exceptional,” allowing the party to seek an award of attorney’s fees.

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